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A large portion of the Asian population is lacking a double eyelid fold. At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we perform Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles to create this desirable aesthetic feature.

Dr. David Kahng is well known for his latest surgical techniques from Korea and exceptional bedside manner. Dr. Kahng and Dr. Nguyen perform Asian eyelid surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility to provide maximum safety assurance for our patients.

What Is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery is also commonly known as double eyelid surgery. It is a popular procedure performed to create a double eyelid fold and make the eyes appear larger and more open.

A Customized Treatment Plan in Asian Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Asian eyelids differ from Western eyelids in several significant ways. An epicanthal fold – a skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye – is common among Asians, as well as differences in the amount of skin and fat distribution in the upper eyelids. Asian patients may also have congenital ptosis of the upper eyelid or have a “sleepy eye” appearance. This condition may have different degree of muscle weakness to absent muscle of the upper eyelid. If this condition is not diagnosed or recognized, with time and age the patient will develop deep forehead lines from using the forehead muscle to open their eyes. Ptosis repair can be safely done along with double eyelid crease surgery.

An estimated 50% of Asians are lacking an eyelid crease. Among those who have an eyelid crease, there can be a great deal of variability as to definition and symmetry. Some Asians claim that their eyelid creases may be more or less defined from one day to the next.

Asians have more than one type of eyelid structure. In performing Asian eyelid surgery, it is important that the eyelid fold is placed to achieve a natural, appealing look. The fold is positioned differently in performing Asian eyelid surgery than it is when performing Caucasian eyelid surgery. When you choose someone for your Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles, make it a plastic surgeon who is known for producing outstanding results.

Asian patients also can choose their desired double eyelid design such as an infold, outfold, or in-out fold crease. Patients can also choose the desired technique from non-incision, minimal incision, to full incision technique. Dr. Kahng will give personalized recommendations to each individual patient on the design and technique based on facial features and anatomy during the consultation.

Asian Eyelid Procedure

At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Our Asian eyelid surgery Los Angeles patients receive all procedures as an outpatient procedure under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to provide the utmost comfort and safety to the patient. Our skilled plastic surgeons place the incision lines to be well-hidden in the newly-created eyelid crease.

Benefits of Asian Eyelid Surgery Los Angeles

Asian eyelid surgery is performed to create a double eyelid crease in patients with existing smaller creases or no crease. At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, this popular procedure is performed by highly trained plastic surgeons in a state-of-the-art facility. Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles/Orange County has several important benefits, including:

  • Enhanced appearance of the eyes: Double eyelid surgery opens up the eyes for a brighter, more inviting look.
  • Improved facial harmony: Asian eyelid surgery slightly enlarges the appearance of the eyes. This can create better balance with the remaining features and enhance facial harmony.
  • Easier makeup application: With little to no eyelid crease, applying eye makeup to a good effect can be difficult. Creating a double eyelid crease expands the area of visible eyelid skin when the eyes are open, which creates more makeup options and makes application easier.
  • Better scope of vision: In some patients, having ptosis can narrow the field of vision. Surgically creating a double eyelid crease and repairing the ptosis opens the eyes further, increasing the patient’s scope of vision.


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